|Full name||Matthew George Robert Ridenton|
|Date of birth||11 March 1996|
|Place of birth||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|2014–2017||Wellington Phoenix Reserves||16||(4)|
|2013||New Zealand U-17||7||(0)|
|2015||New Zealand U-20||9||(1)|
| * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league onlyand correct as of 11:32, 6 April 2021 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2018
Matthew George Robert Ridenton (born 11 March 1996) is a New Zealand footballer who plays as a midfielder for Wellington Phoenix.
Ridenton played youth football for Three Kings United and Saint Kentigern College, and made his career debut the age of 18 for ISPS Handa Premiership club Auckland City.
Ridenton signed a professional contract at Hyundai A-League side Wellington Phoenix in 2013. After four seasons of sporadic appearances, he broke out in the 2017–18 A-League season, making 26 appearances as the Phoenix finished ninth.
On 9 May 2018, it was announced that Ridenton would move to 2017–18 A-League runners-up Newcastle Jets on a two-year contract, reuniting with former Wellington Phoenix manager Ernie Merrick.
In January 2020, Ridenton joined EFL Championship club Reading for a week-long trial.On 6 November 2020 it was announced that Ridenton had returned to the Phoenix, signing a one-year contract with the club.
In May 2014, Ridenton was called into the All Whites squad by interim coach Neil Emblen for a friendly match against South Africa.
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